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De Beers Adds Grading Specs for Lightbox
Lightbox has added grading information for its synthetic white diamonds in an effort to bring further transparency to the lab-grown sector.The company will provide technical specifications showing the minimum quality of its stones across cut,...
Retail Feb 18, 2020 Rapaport News
Star Rays factory Surat
Star Rays Outlines Plan to Be Carbon-Neutral
Star Rays revealed its intention to be the first Indian diamond company to become carbon-neutral, arguing that greener credentials will help attract consumers to the product.The Mumbai-based manufacturer aims to reduce travel, produce less plastic...
Manufacturing Feb 16, 2020 Joshua Freedman
Synthetic colored diamonds
De Beers Scores Partial CVD Patent Victory
A court has awarded a limited victory to De Beers’ synthetic-diamond production unit in a patent dispute with Singapore-based grower IIa Technologies.IIa infringed an Element Six patent related to diamond material that’s usable for lab-grown diamond jewelry and...
Financial-Legal Feb 09, 2020 Rapaport News
Canadian Rough
Diamond Market Cautious Amid China Concerns
RAPAPORT PRESS RELEASE, February 4, 2020, Las Vegas… Diamond market sentiment was positive for most of January but weakened as the outbreak of the coronavirus in China resulted in a shutdown of retail stores over the important Chinese...
Polished Markets Feb 04, 2020 Rapaport
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Mountain Province to Exit Nasdaq
Mountain Province has decided to delist itself from the Nasdaq stock exchange following six months in which its shares were below the minimum bid price.The company, which is also listed on the Toronto Stock...
Mining Feb 02, 2020 Rapaport News
RDI ring 150
De Beers Brings Its Grading Services to US
De Beers Group Industry Services will provide diamond-grading reports to RDI Diamonds in its first foray into the US market.The grading-lab arm of the mining giant will be the exclusive provider of grading services for the New...
Retail Feb 02, 2020 Rapaport News
De Beers
De Beers Sales Rise to Nine-Month High
De Beers’ January rough-diamond sales reached their highest level since last April as post-holiday stock replenishment boosted demand.Proceeds of $545 million at the first sales cycle of 2020 were 9% higher than a year ago, the miner...
Rough Markets Jan 29, 2020 Rapaport News
De Beers
De Beers Sales Volume Down in 2019
De Beers’ sales fell 8% by volume last year amid a slowdown in the rough-diamond market and weak demand from the manufacturing sector.The miner sold 30.9 million carats of rough, compared with 33.7 million carats in 2018,...
Mining Jan 26, 2020 Rapaport News
De Beers rough
De Beers Plans Overhaul of Supply Policy
De Beers plans to abandon its practice of using sightholders’ purchase history as the main factor in determining how it allocates rough supply, sources have told Rapaport News.The move, which would go into effect from 2021, would...
Rough Markets Jan 23, 2020 Joshua Freedman
Rapaport Diamond Podcast
Podcast Episode 21: Googling Billy Porter
The Rapaport Diamond Podcast ushers in the new year with a review of the holiday season and some bold predictions for 2020. Is this the year of retail refurbishment? Will rough buying become more demand-driven?...
Polished Markets Jan 14, 2020 Rapaport News
WD Lab Grown Diamonds
WD Sues Diamond Growers over CVD Patents
The companies behind WD Lab Grown Diamonds have filed three lawsuits against competitors, accusing them of infringing patents for diamond synthesis and treatment. The Carnegie Institution of Washington, a science organization, and M7D Corporation,...
Financial-Legal Jan 12, 2020 Rapaport News
Forevermark
Forevermark Unveils First Interactive Shop in China
De Beers has launched an immersive concept store for its Forevermark jewelry brand in China. The boutique, the first of its kind for the brand, is located in jewelry department store Caibai in Beijing, De Beers said last...
Retail Jan 12, 2020 Rapaport News
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Diamond Prices Stable After Year of Declines
RAPAPORT PRESS RELEASE (Revised), January 7, 2020, Las Vegas… Diamond market conditions improved in December as US and Chinese holiday demand helped raise sentiment. Polished prices stabilized and improved for sizes under 1 carat, supported...
Polished Markets Jan 07, 2020 Rapaport
De Beers Dominion
De Beers, Dominion Seek Canada Expansion
De Beers and Dominion Diamond Mines have submitted paperwork indicating their desire to expand exploration at their current projects in Canada.In a December 31 permit request to Canada’s Mackenzie Valley Land and Water Board, De Beers noted interest...
Mining Jan 06, 2020 Rapaport News
Stone inspection
The 10 Most Read Stories of 2019
There’s a running joke here at Rapaport News that if we just put “GIA,” “De Beers” and “synthetics” into a headline in a random order and added a few filler words, it would automatically get the diamond industry clicking...
Polished Markets Dec 31, 2019 Joshua Freedman
The Next Diamond Decade
The Next Diamond Decade
It wasn’t that long ago that De Beers declared the 2010s “The Diamond Decade.” Growth in China and India was projected to drive demand, while the US would take small steps out of recession. This is what...
Polished Markets Dec 25, 2019 Avi Krawitz
Mountain Province
New Pipe Proves Fruitful for Mountain Province
Mountain Province recovered more than 5,000 micro-diamondsfrom Gahcho Kué’s new Wilson pipe during its initial drilling program. The Canadian miner retrieved 1.7 tonnes of kimberlite fromtwo drill holes at the site, it said...
Mining Dec 24, 2019 Rapaport News
LakeDiamond diamond platelet with tweezer
De Beers Issues Synthetics Guidelines
De Beers has provided its rough-diamond clients andForevermark partners with guidelines on how to operate in the lab-grown market if they wish to continue tapping into its branding.The mining company, which in 2018 forayed intogem-quality synthetics with...
Financial-Legal Dec 18, 2019 Joshua Freedman
Orapa
Profit Margins Improve at $425M De Beers Sale
De Beers’ rough sales totaled $425 million in December,the highest since April, as lower price levels and better profit marginsspurred an upturn in demand from sightholders. Buyers are returning to the market after six months ofsluggish...
Rough Markets Dec 18, 2019 Joshua Freedman
De Beers diamonds on glass table
De Beers Rough Prices Decline 5% in 2019
A drop in rough-diamond prices and a sales shift tolower-value items weighed on De Beers’ profitability in the second half,according to executives at parent company Anglo American. The miner’s rough-price index fell around 5% year onyear for the first...
Mining Dec 16, 2019 Rapaport News
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